TOKYO, 5 Oct
New Zealand made a statement of intent to their Rugby World Cup rivals as they claimed a 71-9 victory over Namibia in their Pool B clash in Tokyo on Sunday.
As expected this was one-sided affair although the All Blacks battled to hit their stride and held a narrow
TOKYO, 5 Oct - A preview of the Pool B match between New Zealand and Namibia, which kicks off at 13.45 on Sunday at Tokyo Stadium.
The Big Picture
The statistics may offer the potential for a horror story - the team who have never won a World Cup game in 21
Jordie, Beauden and Scott Barrett become the first trio of brothers ever to score in a World Cup match as champions flex their muscles in nine-try win.
OITA, 2 Oct - Jordie, Beauden and Scott Barrett made rugby history on Monday as they became the first trio of brothers ever to
(Kick-off: 7.15PM, 11.15PM NZT)
The All Blacks team to play Canada in their second Rugby World Cup Pool Play Test on Wednesday 2 October at Oita Stadium, Oita, has been named.
In naming the team, All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said: "Our aim is to win the next two Pool
The follow match highlights are courtesy of World Rugby.
New Zealand took a giant step towards reaching the Rugby World Cup’s quarter-finals when they beat South Africa 23-13 in their tournament opener in Yokohama on Saturday.
There was plenty of hype around this fixture and that was justified as the teams went
RWC 2019 is the ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup. Of the prior eight New Zealand have three titles and South Africa two. Their match this Sunday in Yokohama thereby sees the teams to have won five out of eight RWCs squaring-off on the opening weekend of the competition.
POOL B FIXTURES
Sat, Sept 21 – New Zealand 23 v 13 South Africa – Nissan Stadium, Yokohama
Sun, Sept 22 – Italy 47 v 22 Namibia – Hanazono Stadium, Osaka
Thurs, Sept 26 – Italy 48 v 07 Canada – Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka
Sat, Sept 28 – South Africa 57 v 03 Namibia
The All Blacks returned to the victory trail courtesy of an impressive 36-0 victory over the Wallabies at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
The result was sweet revenge for the hosts, who suffered a humiliating defeat to the Wallabies in their corresponding fixture in Perth seven days ago, and they
All Blacks team named for Investec Challenge Bledisloe Cup Test
The All Blacks team has been named to play Australia in the Bledisloe Cup Investec Challenge Test at Eden Park, Auckland, on Saturday 17 August. (Kick-off: 7.35PM NZT).
The matchday 23 is as follows (with Test caps in brackets):
1. Joe Moody (39)
New Zealand were forced to play half of the match with 14 men after Scott Barrett was shown only their fourth red card ever, and their first since Sonny Bill Williams was dismissed against the British and Irish Lions in 2017.
It was a key moment in the contest, but Australia